A collection of Technical Sheets Mostly from Practical Action. These are around earth building technologies and projects. Apologies: you will have to click on the http: link at the bottom of the file list to see which file is which. Topics: Bonding Strength, Aid Projects, Building design, Building Construction, Green Architecture,...
byJ. Strueber, V. Harris, E. Meyer, E. Carter, E. Maweza, M. Matshaya
This paper describes the design and materials development for building small energy efficient housing for the rural areas of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, which is experiencing an extreme shortage of suitable housing. This is a student exchange project between Tuskegee University and the University of Fort Hare, Republic of South Africa. With students and faculty visiting both campuses researching materials developing the design and finally assisting in build- ing the demonstration... Topics: Low Cost Housing, Skills Transfer, Energy Efficient Housing, Earth Building, Soil Testing, Green...
byDepartment of Civil and Resource Engineering, The University of Auckland
As the number of houses built from earth increases in New Zealand so has the need for standards. The background, development and some key technical issues are outlined. Three New Zealand Standards for earth building have been developed using limit state design principles. The standards are NZS 4297 Engineering Design of Earth Buildings, NZS 4298 Materials and Workmanship for Earth Buildings and NZS 4297 Earth Buildings Not Requiring Specific Design. The standards cover adobe (sun dried brick),... Topics: Building Codes, NZS 4297, Seismic Allowances Building, Soil Cement, Testing Earth Buildings,...
Comprehensive contemporary manual of earth building. Gernot Minke Building with Earth Design and Technology of a Sustainable Architecture Written in response to an increasing world- wide interest in building with earth, this handbook deals with earth as a building material, and provides a survey of all of its applications and construction techniques, including the relevant physical data, while explaining its specific qualities and the pos- sibilities of optimising them. No theoretical treatise,... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Germany, Earth Building, Soil Testing, Green Technology, Stabilised Earth, groundwater effects,...